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Meaning of GAZE

Pronunciation:  geyz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a long fixed look; "he fixed his paternal gaze on me"
  2. [v]  look at with fixed eyes; "The students stared at the teacher with amazement"

GAZE is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: regard, stare
 See Also: look, outface, outstare, stare, stare down, stargaze



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gaze\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gazed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Gazing}.] [OE. gasen, akin to dial. Sw. gasa, cf. Goth.
    us-gaisjan to terrify, us-geisnan to be terrified. Cf.
    {Aghast}, {Ghastly}, {Ghost}, {Hesitate}.]
    To fixx the eyes in a steady and earnest look; to look with
    eagerness or curiosity, as in admiration, astonishment, or
    with studious attention.
          Why stand ye gazing up into heaven?      --Acts i. 11.
    Syn: To gape; stare; look.
    Usage: To {Gaze}, {Gape}, {Stare}. To gaze is to look with
           fixed and prolonged attention, awakened by excited
           interest or elevated emotion; to gape is to look
           fixedly, with open mouth and feelings of ignorant
           wonder; to stare is to look with the fixedness of
           insolence or of idiocy. The lover of nature gazes with
           delight on the beauties of the landscape; the rustic
           gapes with wonder at the strange sights of a large
           city; the idiot stares on those around with a vacant
  2. \Gaze\, v. t.
    To view with attention; to gaze on . [R.]
          And gazed a while the ample sky.         --Milton.
  3. \Gaze\, n.
    1. A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration;
       a continued look of attention.
             With secret gaze Or open admiration him behold.
    2. The object gazed on.
             Made of my enemies the scorn and gaze. --Milton.
    {At gaze}
       (a) (Her.) With the face turned directly to the front; --
           said of the figures of the stag, hart, buck, or hind,
           when borne, in this position, upon an escutcheon.
       (b) In a position expressing sudden fear or surprise; -- a
           term used in stag hunting to describe the manner of a
           stag when he first hears the hounds and gazes round in
           apprehension of some hidden danger; hence, standing
           agape; idly or stupidly gazing.
                 I that rather held it better men should perish
                 one by one, Than that earth should stand at gaze
                 like Joshua's moon in Ajalon!     --Tennyson.
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